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Barbara Woods

A graveside service for Barbara A. Woods, 70 of Iowa City, formerly of Washington, will be held Friday, October 5, 2012 at 11:00 AM at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. A time of fellowship will be held following the graveside service at Pizza Hut in Washington. A general memorial fund has been established. Barbara Woods died Sunday, September 30, 2012 at the University of Iowa Hospital from complications of a stroke.

Barbara Anne Woods was born April 13, 1942 in Washington, Iowa the daughter of Ralph and Esther (Benn) Woods. She graduated from Washington High School and earned her Associates Degree from the University of Iowa. Barbara worked as a project director at NCS in Iowa City until retiring in 2006.
She enjoyed traveling.

Survivors include one brother, Ted and wife Maridee Woods of Washington, Iowa, two sisters in law, Mary Sue Woods and Wynona Woods of Washington, Iowa and a number of nieces and nephews.

Preceding Barbara in were her parents, three brothers, John Woods, Allen Woods and Rodney Woods, and one sister Lois Scott.

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I can't believe it!I've been thinking of her for years and I was not aware that she had passed.This amazing woman was there for me and taught me how to speak and write proper English.She was the person that I trusted on our trips for business to New Jersey and she showed me things I thought I would never see in my life.Thank you Barb for being there for me and guiding me down an amzing path.You were a great friend!

Kelly Tjaden (Moore) Mar 1 2013 12:00 AM

My deepest sympathy to Barb's family and friends. It has been a long time since I got to work with Barb, but still remember her smile and lightness. She always had a kind word and added laughter to any conversation. She gave her best to us all, and I take peace in knowing she is now free to travel and feels well enough to fully enjoy it.

Liz Celentano Oct 4 2012 12:00 AM

To Barb's Family, I worked with Barb at NCS Pearson for many years on the New Jersey projects. Barb was much fun to spend time with - both with work and work travel. Work kept us out East some weekends, and we ventured into New York City a few times. She truly did like to travel and enjoyed the big city life for visits. She often mentioned how she LOVED being near her family. My sincere sympathy to you. Jeff

Jeff Vorwald Oct 2 2012 12:00 AM

Please accept my sympathy. I got to know Barbara a little around 2004. She was a warm and delightful person. I am sorry that she endured so many medical problems. She did so with grace. She will be missed. Sincerely, Barbara Siebenschuh

Barbara Siebenschuh Oct 2 2012 12:00 AM

My sympathy on the loss of your sister Barbara, I had a nice visit with her at the reunion. She will be missed.

Burns, Dolores A. ( Formerly Zager) Oct 1 2012 12:00 AM

Barb and her friend Betty were and are two of my favorite customers at the Hilltop Tavern, Ltd. in Iowa City. Barb was always a polite and thoughtful person. I do not remember her ever complaining. She will always be in my thoughts and prayers.

Hilltop Tavern, Ltd./Linda L. Kuncl Oct 1 2012 12:00 AM

I had the great privilege and honor of working with Barb during my time at NJDOE. She was amazing to work with but even more important she was an amazing, kind, caring person. She touched many lives and for that, all that knew her were truly blessed. RIP, Miss Barb and know that we love and miss you.

stacy shack Oct 1 2012 12:00 AM